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Bunny Care Guide: What Foods Do Rabbits Eat?

Updated on February 25, 2016

Rabbit Food: What Is and Is Not Safe

Feeding your bunny is a more difficult task than it may seem at first. Popular lore has it that rabbits live off of carrots and lettuce. However, the reality is that feeding them nothing but lettuce and carrots will kill it pretty quickly and in a rather unpleasant fashion. There is a wide range of foods that you should not feed your rabbit, which also includes cabbage and parsnips.

The point of this article however, is to discuss what is good for your bunnies to eat. It's actually pretty simple: They should be fed a diet mostly comprised of grass hay (the simple stuff, otherwise often known as Timothy hay). They can also be fed straight grass, but the grass should always be dry.

Three Things You Can Feed Your Bunny

Grass and/or Hay

Grass or hay should make up the bulk of your rabbit's diet. One of these foods should always be available for it to munch. If you do feed it grass, make sure it has not come from anywhere that may have been treated with pesticides.

They need to eat almost constantly while they are awake, and the roughage and long fibers in grass and hay are excellent for keeping their digestive systems moving. It is vital that a rabbit's digestive system is always moving, so please never let them go without food, even overnight. Rabbits are crepuscular creatures, which means they tend to be more active around dawn and dusk, but they can also be active at varying times through the day and the night. Therefore they always need to have food on hand, and it should be hay or grass.



Pellets can also make up part of a rabbit's diet, but be sparing in how much you feed. Pellets, especially brands that contain little treats and seeds, are the equivalent of loading your pets up on cheeseburgers and fries. So while your little one will always be happy to eat these foods, they should be occasional treats, never the main meal. Straight pellets are slightly better, but they are still often quite concentrated food sources.

Fresh Vegetables

Some fresh vegetables and fruit make great additions their diet, but you should take a few precautions. Produce should only be fed to rabbits older than six months. After they are six months old, vegetables and fruits can be introduced in small amounts one at a time. Sudden dietary changes can upset their digestive system, resulting in sickness and diarrhea—pleasant for neither owner nor pet.

  • In small amounts, carrots are good for your bunny, as they contain vitamin A.
  • Portions of apple will also go down well with most bunnies.

However, you do have to be quite careful and avoid those which can cause gas or bloating. Cabbage, cauliflower, or broccoli is not a great idea. The reason you have to be so careful is the fact that a rabbit cannot pass gas or burp. This means that feeding foods which produce gas can result in bloating, pain, and even death.

Vegetables that are okay for bunnies include:

  • Carrot
  • Beet tops (not the root of the beet, which is the part humans normally consume)
  • Watercress
  • Sprouts
  • Parsley
  • Wheatgrass

There is some argument over leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, spinach, and the like. Some say that they should never be fed to bunnies; others say that the darker leaf vegetables are okay in small amounts. Personally, I find that it isn't worth the risk of accidentally harming the bunny simply in order to give it a wide variety of fresh vegetables. Stick with the safe foods, and you can be sure that your bunny will be okay. They will not suffer if they don't become vegetable connoisseurs—after all, the principle food of rabbits in the wild is simply various kinds of grass. There aren't too many vegetable gardens in the wild.


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    • N33lye 9 years ago

      I heard that celary is bad for your bunnies because the celeary stings will get stuck in their throughts. So i don't use celary

    • Chloe 8 years ago

      I Thought that the information was great but you should add spinich to their diet as iron is a critical part of their diet ant they LOVE IT =)

    • Chloe 8 years ago

      Celery is fine but it needs to be peeled

    • Amanda 8 years ago

      My bunny only eats carrots, pellots, and t-hay. She lives in a huge pen, that goes across our basement. She is loved way to much, and she owns more stuff then i do. She is litter trained and does lots of cool tricks. Such as play dead, beg, fetch, and she also does Yoga with us. I could not believe my eyes when I started training her. She learned very fast. I have had about 5 other bunnies before, but none of them where this smart.

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      Bunniez 8 years ago

      That's awesome, Amanda! How lucky you are to have such a special bunny!

      I have removed celery from the list temporarily as I have read some conflicting reports regarding the high water content. I'd prefer to be safe rather than sorry, and accurate rather than misleading, so once I sort through the sources I will repost the safe foods list.

    • Dharmesh 8 years ago

      This is great info. It is my first time having a bunny. He is a mixed breed, about 10-12 weeks.

      Can someone tell me how often should I feed my bunny and in what quantity?

      Right now his diet includes Hay and Pellets.

      Thanks for your suggestions.

    • sam-e 8 years ago

      I just got my bunny named thumper it is great i love he/she so much lol:)

    • Chell 8 years ago

      This is great info!!!! I'm making a list of what my bunny piper can eat such as treats foods drinks and i heard pineapple juice is good for them to drink if their sick.

    • Alyssa Williams 8 years ago

      I Rock and my rabbits eat carrots and apples

    • Angelica 8 years ago

      I don't have a bunny but i Really really really want one. I have a dog and a cat also. I want to show my parents im responcable for one, but i don't know how. Im really big on bunnies, so if you can help me that would be cool.

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      Joanie Ruppel 8 years ago from Texas

      We used to have a rabbit that just lived in a fenced in back yard. I assume he ate grass mostly, but we did put pellets out for him every day or so. After he was gone that corner of the yard was the greenest lawn on the whole property.

    • abbey!:-) 8 years ago

      can someone tell me all the vegetables and fruits that a rabbit can eat?

    • jgghjjk 8 years ago

      goob to know

    • cathatchstar 8 years ago

      We are 4Hrs in rural area. Show quality rabbits. Pellets are the way to go. A healthy rabbit can be fed quite simply. NEVER feed lettuce as it can lead to COCSADOSIS (fatal diarrehia). Musty hay that has set on a store shelf should also be avoided. It can bring out "Snuffles" in your rabbit (sneezing/wheezing illness). Be sure to check the dates on your hay if possible. Better yet, weed someone's garden for grasses if you do not have land. It's free! You can get Show Rabbit, Purina, from Feed stores. We get it in bulk. Mustard greens are a fav our rabbit. We chop some veggies and include pear and apple clippings of twigs from our trees in the orchard. This manages the ALWAYS growing teeth. They must knaw or have a chewing ring. Some "teething" rings also are mineral/vitamin blocks. Rabbits do not need a salt lick, as do some other farm animals. Some companies like "PetCo." may have toy treats that include hard baked chew cookies and pine blocks. These are not desirable as the wood is usually treated with food colorings that can be harmful to your rabbit and definitely do not want to be fed to breeding pairs as it can lead to problems down the genealogical line. Always ORGANIC, if you can. WE should be so carefull with OUR food!

    • pat perkins 8 years ago

      i have a wild rabbit in my back, yard that eats anything that i throw out for the birds . i go out every morning and call here bunny, bunny and he comes running across the yard all the way to the bottom step of my porch where i stand . he eats bread, donuts , hamburgers,some lettuce or some of anything else i might throw.he's a beauty. !

    • kngd 8 years ago

      can bunnies eat fresh corn???

    • megan barratt 8 years ago

      I give my rabbit 1 bowl of mix of sweat medow evey night because he does not need to have 2 because my rabbit is all ways out in the garden have freash grass and he has in is hutch a hay rack . I give my rabbit half a bowl of freash veg 4 days a week . I give - carrots , cabbage and parsely copped up and in the ather half of his bowl he has his mix and i have not had a single problem he is fit a his fur is lovly !

    • Holly 8 years ago

      I Have come across so many different things about what not to feed a rabbit ! One person says feeding lettuce can kill a rabbit pretty quickly and another person says it is ok in small quantitys. I own a very sweet lovable playful bunny, that doesn't eat much oF HIS pellets, He loves t- hay and apples and grapes, and a few other things to name a few. Will someONE please post a list of what to feed your rabbit that ALL OF US BUNNY LOVERS WILL FEEL SAFE WITH. Thanks!

    • alli 8 years ago

      I am getting a bunny and i don't know what to feed him.

    • stu 8 years ago

      i have feed my bunny all kinds of things. lots from do not list. he seemed healthy. i guess tough rabbit. bananna peels killed it. don't feed banna peels!

    • X..x..Bunny lover..x..X 8 years ago

      i breed rabbits and if you hve a garden you should pick dandilion leaves, dock leaves , grass and clover for your rabbits as they love them.if you do have a new bunney wait until it is twelve week of age if you can because they can harm there systemsand give them bad tummies.

    • destiny 8765 8 years ago

      i think this tells a lot of great info. i am going to get a pet bunny soon.

    • a girl 8 years ago

      My bunny eats carrots,apples,grass,and bread.My bunny is fine but just in case I wanted to know if bread is good for bunnies.

    • Melissa 8 years ago

      I was wondering about giving a netherland dwarf bunny oats? is this ok. and also cranberries He loves them but, I only give them every once in a while for a treat.

    • Madzy 8 years ago

      great info!!! but can u feed rabbits plums cuz my rabbit loves em and he trys anything once and will tomatoes harm my bunny RONNIE!!!! :)

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    • taylor 7 years ago

      i am a new bunny owner and as well as another person's bunny...Daisy pretty much eats her hay and carrots. i've only had her for two days and i've introduced her to green apples. she seems to like them. i really should get twigs for her chewing, but being a vermont resident, they're all hidden in snow!! i love owning a bunny, she is such an adventure! This is good information but now i'm worried i am over feeding her!

    • samantha  7 years ago

      my bunny eats carrotslettuce strawberries tomatoes cabbage an t hay but mostly she loves bannanas that's just a treat brocolli just once in a blu she is a very active bunny she jumps on and of the beds she is potty trained she runs all over the house like crazy

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      Sephoenix 7 years ago

      When is it a good time to start feeding bunnies vegetables and fruits? Mine is only a month and a half old, so I want to know what is safe for it at the moment.

    • Robert Davis 7 years ago

      I have a 18 pound flemish giant and he eats a wide variety of veges.He never gets diahria and has never been sick. I think that any vege in moderation combined with plenty of exercise is ok.

    • mightybunny 7 years ago

      I read a list of food in another page, which listed Spinach as acceptable food...I have been giving my bunnies SPINACH...I've had them for two weeks. I also take them out to my backyard to run and play..they eat my grass, but i don't let them eat anything else out there..inside i feed them pallets, timothy hay, spinach, carrots, and cilantro and sometimes apples. Is there a way i can tell if they have gas??? and is there a way to help them?

    • maria 7 years ago

      i used to have to babby rabbits and they always ate lettuce i used to feed it milk by the bottle because the mom was no wher near us so we had to hand feed them and i had to do it all by myself and i really didn't no wat kind of rabit they were i thought they were dwarf rabbits because they are so small but i don't have them any more we had to move so we let them free after a year or 2. now im getting rabbits and ilike 3 rabbits when i go to egypt that's my home so i can breed rabbits and i am not sure but i have to by all this stuff for them before i go so i will or might not just get 3 imight get 4 because there they eat rabbits some people keep them as pets so i am going to save them and i was wondering wat t hay was

    • Salena Gomez 7 years ago

      Hi I have a bunny her name is lulu and I was wondering if its ok for her to eat bannanas she is so cute but my friend deni lavoto is scarded of her eyes what should I do

    • kyle 7 years ago

      hI salena you want to go out

    • Salena Gomez 7 years ago

      yes I do kyle my number is 3611734 oh and any one else who wants to meet me you can call as well

    • lulu 7 years ago

      guess what every one me and this boy tie just got.......................

    • Gillgamesh Jr. 7 years ago

      I like bunny soup with a loaf of bread mmmmm

    • hihi 7 years ago

      Thank you for this info, though I have fed my bunnies fresh iceberg lettuce and they love it. They take it quite easy. Maybe add it to the list? ^^

      I've got 3. :)

    • Katie 7 years ago

      We just got a bunny and are clueless on how to take care of it but we've gotten some great advise.... internet helps!!

    • Wing 7 years ago

      i got 2 1 pregnat

    • Earl 7 years ago

      I have had a rabbit for about 3 years. Last year she got sick. I took her to a vet for treatment. The vet told me to keep my rabbit Oreo supplied with timothy hay. A little alfalfa hay is okay, but not a lot because it is high in calories. She also told me not to give her much rabbit pellets because they are designed to fatten rabbits up for quick sale for meat. She told me that about 1/4 cup would be okay as a treat. This info was given to me by a vet from All Pets in Peoria Illinois.

    • Taylor 7 years ago

      I just got a new buny and named it bolt it is so cute!it loves to lick my finger!!

    • TORI ADAMS 7 years ago

      well i just got my first bunny ,and i have been feeding her lettuce,grass,andcarrots.she has been doing just fine but i was just wondering if there was any other foods i should be feeding her THANKS YOUR ARTICLE HAS BEEN A LOT OF HELP

    • catherine byrne 7 years ago

      i only got my rabbit today can you bath a rabbit.thank you

    • Tami 7 years ago

      I just found a bunny in my yard! no mother around....what do I feed it? It is very tiny.

    • izizbee 7 years ago

      my bunny is called coconut he does't really liked been picked up and i want to teach him tricks but i think he is abit old he is about 3 years growing a garden for him too.:p

    • karina 7 years ago

      i actually need you to answer my question?

      i got a bunnie and i read that baby bunnies can only eat pellets.

      is that true?


    • kristystar 7 years ago

      i am going to have a bunnie soon and i don't know what to do

    • sherry_flopsy 7 years ago

      hi, im getting a bunny soon and I was wondering if you had to feed it hay? it is still yonug about 4 weeks old. I hav bought pellets and a bunny mix.

    • JESSICA 7 years ago

      I got told that we should not feed ur bunnes lettuce and cabbage because it can kill them. we are wondering if they can eat bread?

    • tofresh4u 7 years ago

      I've been feeding my bunny lettuce,spinach,carrots,banana,parsley,cabbage,broccoli and much more since his life began and hes had a shinier coat then all the other bunnies that we see and he"s stronger.He's been alive for 4 years so im pretty sure hes used to it.He's been through a lot of stuff like he had to see his wife die and all his kids taken away,we thought e would be tromotized and sometimes we think he is,is there any signs or tromotization??and today this morning when I normally take him out into his area he was acting strange,he was just sitting there in his be and shaking!! And i didn't feed him any different!! what did i do wrong!!???

    • clue 7 years ago

      no bread for bunnies, please! they do not grow on fields which is where bunnies normally look for their dinner. stick with hay; that's the best possible food- source for them. timothy hay is a must!

    • speaking of :)'s 7 years ago

      my bunnies love bananas and cherries are these ok for them to eat? what else can they eat that is just around the house?

    • sherry_flopsy 7 years ago

      to speaking of :)'s, bunnies can also eat apples, my bunny Lilo doesn't particuarly like them but most bunnies do.

      i've fed Lilo the green part of the carrot, she doesn't like eating the actuall carrot. Maybe add carrot tops to the list?

      i always fill my bunnies bowl up of pellets and the bunny mix. and im worried im over feeding it, but Lilo doesn't even eat half of it. Oh well.

      I love my bunny Lilo, she is 7 weeks and is a half mini lop, quarter dwarf, and quarter himilayan.

      Does anyoen live near Glen Waverley? or go to a girls school in melbourne? email me on

    • Dylan 7 years ago

      what do i do when my dog attacks my bunny?

      how do i now when it is a kid are a dolt

    • Viking 7 years ago

      get your dog away of your bunny?lol i bet your bunny is so scared!why do you let him with a dog?it can hurts him!

      well i don't know how to know when the bunny is an adult!mine starting to hump his stuffed bunny lol so i think he is an adult!

    • daisygirl 7 years ago

      can bunnies eat pears?

    • Viking 7 years ago

      Daisy im not sure but they eat apple!i never saw that rabbits can eat to be sure don't try..i give my rabbit apple and Watermelon and carrots and Strawberry!those what im sure of that he can have ^^hope i helped

    • bunnylove 7 years ago

      I feed my bunny blueberries, banana, parsley, romaine, spring mix, peeled celery, yogurt drops, timothy hay, rabbit pellets with the bits mixed in, always fresh water, and I don't use wood chips in his cage - I use the papery kind of stuff instead. For toys he has paper tubes, rolled up paper balls, chew toys, lots of boxes to climb in and on and I have a harness I take him outside with.

    • Jade and Paris 7 years ago

      this is a great website i am going to get a rabbit and this website teached me i am ten and my sister is 8

    • *Lindsay* 7 years ago

      my rabbit Oreo,if she bites me will it be ok? or will i catch a diasese?

    • *Emily* 7 years ago

      my rabbit, Izzy bits me will i be OK or will i get a diasese???

    • Viking 7 years ago

      Lindsay and Emily my bunny bitem e small bites sometimes nothing happens they...unless your bunny is biting so hard and a lot then maybe you should take him to the Vet..otherwise its normal for them to bite small bits.

    • mady 7 years ago

      my brother just won a rabbit at the luisburg pick nick his name is twich my dog and cat love him well they kind of love him. and i found out they do not like carotes they like carote tops instead.

    • twich 7 years ago

      do bunnys eat out of your hand yes they do. my bunny twich eats out of my hand it is so cutt cutt cutt! i love him so much i don't want enything to happen to him.

    • newbunyowner 7 years ago

      i was wondering how to feed my bunny do i put it in a foodbowl or something like that

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hej Newbunyowner.....well you just out his food in a small ball or small plate then he will just know that its there..i put his food in small rabbits plate you can find them in pet shops!

    • hannah 7 years ago

      hay,my bunny peed and it was red is there something rong w/ her???? im a little scared

    • newbunnyowner 7 years ago

      thx so much for the advice it really helped

    • Viking 7 years ago

      your welcome ^^

    • BLACK CAT 7 years ago

      i just got a bunny, she was a runt, she is SO small. i just got her compleately weaned off of milk TODAY. =)her name is Shivers. she was a big cage, and she isa Lionhead rabbit.

    • Anna 7 years ago

      hi i read your article on rabbit diets. i have owned rabbits for over 9 years. and been studying rabbits for over 3 years. your info is mostly correct. but i have to point out a few things. first i have to say that lettuce has no nutrition for your rabbit, so you should rarely feed it to your rabbit, secondly, you can feed your rabbit broccoli, but only the bottom stick and not the head of the broccoli. the average life span of a rabbit is usually 4 to 6 years. but if the rabbit is healthy and happy they can live up to 15 years! most people who have rabbitries tend to try different foods for their rabbit. so some information that you get can be very different because of different experiences that people have with their rabbit. rabbits can be complex and will try to hid their sickness as best as they can. it is instinct to show the predators that nothing is wrong with them. but overall i am impress with your knowledge on rabbits since not many people who own them do not know much about the animal.

    • Anna 7 years ago

      sorry i am not done spreading my knowledge. someone asked how much food you should feed your rabbit. for a baby under 4 months you should give them as much as they want cause they need a lot to grow. but the measurements for rabbits is to multiply the weight of the rabbit by 4. then that sum is the amount you should give your rabbit in ounces. if it is a cross bred rabbit then you should give it a cup to two cups a day. but do not give them too much or else the can get obese. plus rabbits are expected to be feed around the same time everyday just like other farm animals and humans. so try not to feed your rabbit a different time each day. otherwise they can get mad and possibly sick because of the uneven times you give the rabbit food, because their stomachs has to be filled up on a regular schedule.

    • meeswah 7 years ago

      can a rabbit eat the green on a watermelon piece?

    • coco puff 7 years ago

      so when i pick my rabbit up he starts wheezing and panting and i think its because hes horny but im not sure. haha. any suggestions?

    • anna lund 7 years ago

      i think that bunny rabbits are soo cute i hav a little 2 mont old engk[idshh lpo

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hej coco puff LOL well rabbits in general doesn't like to be picked up so maybe he is horny maybe just doesn't want to be picked up!i have a stuffd animal i put with my rabbit whenever he is horny he just hump it lol so buy a stuffd animal for him it would be better if the stuffed animal is a rabbit too and then your rabbit with hump it hehe

      and do not wash the stuffed animal with sopa..JUST water when its kinda dirty..try this and let me know if it worked

    • lalalalanda 7 years ago

      Hey bunny Snowball is 3 weeks old. What should I feed him? He lives outside so he always has grass, and I feed him pellets and timothy hay. He doesn't seem to like the t-hay though.

    • Viking 7 years ago

      Hej Lalalalanda...well baby bunny normally doesn't like some kinda foods but when he grow up little he will eat Bunny did not eat Pellets when he was a baby now he does...just buy him rabbits food and Pellets from the pet store thatas the most important thing to feed him for now...give him small pieces of apple..WITHOUT the skin or the seeds..peel it first and take ALL the seeds out and feed him small pieces..give him strawberry..without the green thingy ofcourse..small piece of carrot also peel it first.he should eat the hay someday soon its kinda important in bunny diet!hope i helped

    • coco puff 7 years ago

      thanks viking! your stuffed animal suggestion was a miracle it worked like a charm! haha!

    • meeswah 7 years ago

      hey thanks viking for your comment on the watermelon :D

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hej Coco puff hehe glad i could help.good to hear ^^ so now your bunny has a girlfriend haha

    • tugie 7 years ago

      I'm getting a bunny, and I wanna make sure she'll be healthy so what should I feed her in the morning, afternoon and evening? Also is my bunny ok when my family leaves for work and school? plz answer!!!

    • jodiboaty 7 years ago

      my bunny thumper lovessss blueberries grass timothy hay strawberries and carrots. :)

    • Viking 7 years ago

      Hej tugie

      its totally fine when you and your family out as long as its not for days and as long as your bunny has enough food

      buy to your bunny Rabbits food from the pet store..the rabbits food should also contain Pellets...and put to your bunny enough hay its also important...and when your home you can give him some treats like small piece of carrot or apple or strawberry...peel the carrot and the apple and take the seeds off before feed it to the bunny coz its NOT good for them to eat the skin or the seeds...ánd take off the green thing from the strawberry before give it to him...also you can buy him rabbits snacks from the pet store most rabbits like them a lot..and ofcourse FRESH water is important to the bunny...just change his water once a day..i hope i helped

    • Monica 7 years ago

      we got 2 bunnies about 2 weeks ago and one died this morning. they were living in a big kennel and just last night we were finishin their home made bunny hutch, my question is should i replace the bunny that died because they have always been a pair and i don't want to loose this one too.

    • Viking 7 years ago

      awww im sorry...well if your other bunny is sad and like not eating and not playing then you could buy another one for him..if he is doing fine then you don't have to buy him another bunny..

    • Violet1993 7 years ago

      I knowen people that have tryed to feed there rabbits lettuce..but the rabbits would never eat it...i made sure when i got my rabbit to know what to feed her and what to not feed her...but i do know that you can feed them cabbige(never the light sutf because they can't digest it) but the dark of cabbige is good...ive never risk giving her lettuce

    • sweetpea. 7 years ago

      I am getting a mini rex bunny 6 weeks old either tonight or tomorrow. I just went out to the pet store to get the , pan for litter training the timothy hay and water bottle and a small bell ball for it to play with. I also bought boxo shavings without wood or anything. it is also oder free.

      I am getting it from a breeder so she is supplying the cage and bunny and food.

      Do you think if I feed it timothy hay and pellets it will be okay?

      Can i feed it fruit and veges at 6 months?

      how much pellets should i give it ... its only 6 weeks!

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hello sweetpea...yes its fine to feed your rabbit pellets and hay..he might not eat the pellets in the begining bunny did not like that when he was young..but he will eat it sooner or also need to give him mix bunny food not only pellets and hay..but yes those two are important for rabbits..also fresh water ofcourse..provide pellets and food and hay to your rabbit all the time..make sure his bowl not empty..i fill his bowl with food every morning..altho no SO FULL just 3quarts the bowl is good..and before i sleep i put to him more if he ate what he had 2times a day check on his food and once a day for the water..and ofcourse you can give him small pieces of carrots and apple with no skin or seeds do that once a day,,just small mounts that should make him happy^^

    • MElina 7 years ago

      PLZ SOMEONE, type up an A-Z order of foods I can feed my bunny (Snicker, 8 months) .

      I wuz wondering if I can feed the cutey bananas.


    • brooke says 7 years ago

      brooke roxs hard core and roxs the house down

    • Jessica 7 years ago

      Is corn on the cob a good food to feed them(sweet or field)

    • girl u don't know 7 years ago

      bunnies are like the cutest animals ever but do they give u rabies because a lot of my friends are saying they do and they are saying they get to big and it is not a good idea to have one. so im thinking when it gets about 14 years old ill let it free

    • melinda 7 years ago

      hey i love my rabbit so much ive had her for 3 years how cam i get my rabbit to live a realy long life like 15 years? please answer!!!!!!

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hello melinda...feed your bunny right..and take a good care of him play with him and pet him and give him food and fresh water and clean his cage..he should be happy and his health will be good..

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      We just got a rabbit from someone who couldn't take care of it anymore. I noticed she does not like any veg.'s or fruit i put in her cage. I have tried carrot celery apple and romain lettuce and she won't touch it yet! she did run over to the t-hay when i put it in her cage and i see her eating it sometimes but not often. I wonder if she has gotten to used to eating "rabbit food" from a bag that she doesn't know what to do with anything else. Should i keep trying with the veggies? Or should i just stick to hay and pellets. I'm going to try a few other things like parsley and mustard greens but i can't keep buying this just to through it out the next day. Please Advise

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hello Jenny-rabbit

      stick with the rabbit did not eat pellets in the begining he did not touch he does! most of rabbits like apple trust me..just cut some for her and don't force it on her just put the in her cage and leave her deal with it..she will eat it if not today then tomorrow.hay is important and pellets as well so just keep on feeding her those two beside the do take the skin outa apples and the seeds before giving them to her right?

      lemmeh know later if she eats her apple..

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      thanks viking i put some apple peeled and cut into 1 inch chuncks (no seeds) in her cage a on Wednesday morning and i don't think she ate any by thursday night so i took it out. I'm just afraid to let it get old i put some romaine lettuce in their yest and if she doesn't eat any by tonight i will take it out. I know that the lettuce is not the best for them but i just want to find something she likes and i would only give it to her once a week if she does like it but don't worry i don't think she's even touched the stuff i'm gonna try parsley and mustard greens this weekend and keep putting in apple maybe a different type i have been giving her Macowans (think i sp that wrong, oh well) so maybe i'll try green apple since it has a stronger sent. I'll keep trying but if after a month she rejects everything i give her i'm just gonna give up and let her just eat the hay and 1/4 cup of pellets a day. She is a little chuby from her previous owners letting her eat all the pellets she wanted so maybe when she get's hungry she'll eat better. I'll keep you posted and thanks for the advice. Do any of you use Yesterday's New's litter it sounds like the best option and i'm gonna try it out just wondered if anyone else uses it.

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hello again Jenny-rabbit..i hope she will eat what you give her soon..maybe leave the vegtables more then one day like maybe put it today then take it out the day after in the morning...normally rabbits stay awake at night so maybe she would touch it that night maybe she likes junk food only lol..i don't know what's a yesterday's news i googled it i think its a rabbits food brand?well im from the Netherland so im not sure if we have that thingy here lol...if your rabbit wont eat vegtables at all for a month..well nothing rong with just pellets and normal bunny food right?best of luck Jenny..if she ate any vegtables wrinte me here and lemmeh know lol

    • karen 7 years ago

      hi all, my vet says that all dark green veges are fine, just keep away from iceberg lettuce and light green cabbage the dark leaves are fine, small amounts of fruit are fine don't feed rubarb,raddish tops are fine just not raddishes, rabbits are fine with most foods its just trial and error always give small amount of a new vege wait 12 hrs if no diareah then the vege is fine!oh and a great toy for them is an old phone book they love it!!oh and my rabbit is fine with carrots not peeled. my vet says i don't need to peel them, and be careful of rabbit treat foods mine had violent direah from this.

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      good morning,

      Well my rabbit ate a few pieces of apple and i think a tinny bit of kale. She also nibbled on a piece of pare. she doesn't eat much of it though. The only way i could get her to try it was to hand feed it to her then she ate a piece of apple but wouldn't eat another. I think i need to switch her to regular pellets. Right now i am finishing off the rabit food mix that we first bought before i read not to give that to them, but since she had already been eating that brand for months i figured i finish off the bag before switching her to just t-hay pellets. So we'll see maybe when she stops getting spoiled with junk she will eat her fruits and veggies. Wow that's sad i am a mother with 2 kids and it took me this long to think of that. That's how my kids are if they are hungry enough they will eat their fruits and veg's but if they are full of junk they wont. duh blonde moment i guess Thanks for all the help!

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      Yesterday's New's is a litter made from recycled newspaper turned into pellets. I bought it a few days ago and my rabbit wont use it. She poops on the floor right next to it. It looks like food and maybe she doesn't want to poop on food! I don't know but it is what they recommend for rabbits b/c they can't use cedar or pine and carefresh just looked too messy for me. What do you guys use?

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      Melina or anyone else who wants this info,

      This is the list from the Rabbit House Society of what to feed your rabbit the foods with (*) high in vit A and your rabbit should have at least one these a day the one's with (!)use sparingly b/c large amounts are toxic

      Alfalfa, radish & clover sprouts


      Beet greens (tops)*

      Bok choy

      Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)*

      Brussels sprouts

      Carrot & carrot tops*




      Collard greens*

      Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)*



      Green peppers

      Kale (!)*


      Mustard greens*


      Pea pods (the flat edible kind)*

      Peppermint leaves


      Radish tops

      Raspberry leaves

      Romaine lettuce (no iceberg or light colored leaf)*

      Spinach (!)*


      Wheat grass

      (!)=Use sparingly. High in either oxalates or goitrogens and may be toxic in accumulated quantities over a period of time

      Here are fruits to give but remember not to give more than a tablespoon a day b/c fruit is like candy to a rabbit

      Apple (remove stem and seeds)



      Orange (without the peel)








      Sugary fruits such as bananas and grapes should be used only sparingly, as occasional treats. Bunnies have a sweet tooth and if left to their own devices will devour sugary foods to the exclusion of healthful ones.

    • Jenny-Rabbit 7 years ago

      forgot the most import thing:



      These are

      foods that

      should NOT be

      given at any


      • No Chocolate


      • Cookies

      • Crackers

      • Breakfast Cereal

      • Yogurt Drops

      • Pasta

      • Bread

      • Most “human”

    • Jenny-Rabbit 7 years ago

      Since a lot of you have ?'s about feeding rabbits but don't say how old they are i am going to put this up here as well b/c you don't feed a baby the same as an adult this also came from the House of Rabbit Society:

      What quantities of food should I feed babies and "teenagers"?

      Birth to 3 weeks--mother's milk

      3 to 4 weeks--mother's milk, nibbles of alfalfa and pellets

      4 to 7 weeks--mother's milk, access to alfalfa and pellets

      7 weeks to 7 months--unlimited pellets, unlimited hay (plus see 12 weeks below)

      12 weeks--introduce vegetables (one at a time, quantities under 1/2 oz.)

      What quantities of food should I feed young adults? (7 months to 1 year)

      introduce timothy hay, grass hay, and oat hays, decrease alfalfa

      decrease pellets to 1/2 cup per 6 lbs. body weight

      increase daily vegetables gradually

      fruit daily ration no more than 1 oz. to 2 oz. per 6 lbs. body weight (because of calories)

      What quantities of food should I feed mature adults? (1 to 5 years)

      Unlimited timothy, grass hay, oat hay, straw

      1/4 to 1/2 cup pellets per 6 lbs. body weight (depending on metabolism and/or proportionate to veggies)

      Minimum 2 cups chopped vegetables per 6 lbs. body weight

      fruit daily ration no more than 2 oz. (2 TBL) per 6 lbs. body weight.

      What quantities of food should I feed senior rabbits? (Over 6 years)

      If sufficient weight is maintained, continue adult diet

      Frail, older rabbits may need unrestricted pellets to keep weight up. Alfalfa can be given to underweight rabbits, only if calcium levels are normal. Annual blood workups are highly recommended for geriatric rabbits.

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      My rabbit finally ate a decent amount of apple. Hopefully she will move on to other fruits and vegs now!

    • Viking 7 years ago

      hej Jenny-rabbit

      yeeeyyyy i told you they like apple lol good for her! ^^

    • Geoff Joyce 7 years ago

      I have a beautifull 15 week old bunny called Crystal. She is doing very well with the litter training and is becoming a very cheeky and playfull friend. She eats a constant supply of Meadow Hay and I give her (As advised by my Vet) a meal ONLY in the evenings. She has about half a cup of good quality pelletts and a small amount of carrot, brocoli and as a occassional treat I give her a very small piece of apple. Im going to start to feed her a more mixed diet. Ideally I think Thistles, Dandelion and dot leaves are an essential part of a rabbits diet. Only pick these outdoors if you are 100% sure there has been no use of pestisides. She loves to eat that's for sure, but I think if she could have a say in the matter she would rather opt to eat the tassels on the edge of my Girlfriend expensive rug:-)

      Make sure your Rabbitt has a constant supply of fresh water.

    • Geoff Joyce 7 years ago

      Sounds like your are a smart rabbit owner. Nice to see there are a few on this site. (I think most, yes most a few of you do seem like smart rabbit owners, of the people on her are under the age of 13 who's parents got them a rabbit for a pet, have no clue what to do and most don't seem very interested in finding out what to do unless it's fun for them) Sorry if that sounds harsh to some of you but if you think it sounds harsh to you then you are one of them and I think it is very sad to think of these poor animals suffering b/c they are being raised by people who got a rabbit b/c they thought it would be a cute easy pet to have.

    • Jenny-rabbit 7 years ago

      OOOPs Geoff Joyce did not write that last comment i meant to write it to Geoff Joyce! Sorry!

    • Viking 7 years ago

      lol@ jenny

    • laura 7 years ago

      there are some really good magazines out there just about rabbits and the oxbow website has great info regarding feeding. personally the list provided here is very small compared to what the house rabbit society, my vet and many other resources consider rabbit friendly foods. you wouldn't like eating the same thing every day so why would your pet.

    • Alla 7 years ago

      I have a question. How many times a day do i feed my bunny.. Also, i let it out in my backyard b/c its safe and gaurded. But at night our cat comes out and we have a racoon family living in our tree! So i need on tips on how to catch the bunny.. sounds akward, but yes! He is fast! And he scratches like CRAZY! His name WAS Carrots - he LOVES carrots.. Now its Scratch - He almost scratched my eye out, and my hands are scrathced up. He was not that wild at first, but we let him wonder around more and more, and now he like a Wildbunny or something. And i dont want to give him away.. I love him too much :) i love bunnies :) lol, ut yeaaa, do u guys have any tips ??? :) Thank you verrry much. :D ~ Alla Star

    • Bunny owner 7 years ago

      I was told from the vets that any kind of lettece should not be fed to rabbits because it is poisones and can cause tummy upsets.

    • Bunny owner 7 years ago

      Every day i give my rabbit a bowl of pellets, fresh hay, a carrot, half a parsnip, spring green leafs, a handful of spinach and sometimes brocoli. My rabbit loves this and its a good healthy combination.

    • Bunny owner 7 years ago

      My rabbit is very clever and i want to teach him tricks but i don't know how to and i don't know what i can teach him. Can u help?

    • meilyssa:] 7 years ago

      help!!! how many times should i be feeding my rabbit a day?????????????

    • Jewlianna 7 years ago

      OMG my rabbit's 7 babies are getting big! they are...21 days old now! They are mini rex rabbits. Are they allowed to eat pellets and carrots?? They attack and gobble up my mama rabbit's carrots... don't worry we already have people to sell them to! They are so cute...there was 8 but 1 died it is my bunn's firt would be helpful

    • tucker 7 years ago

      this shows no info on what to feed your bunny and what not to

    • mkyonmibck 7 years ago

      A white rabbit with brown ears and red eyes walked into my ground floor apartment 2 weeks ago. At first I tried to shew her (I think it's a smart to be a male) out but she wasn't having it. So I borrowed a huge dog cage and started feeding it whatever I had in the fridge...bread...fruit loops...anything that didn't use to breath. When I was able to I bought her some pellets and hay. I am so glad I came across this web site, I have now fallen in love with PJ (I believe she was a dog in another life!)and to think I could have killed her haunts me. PJ's hurdles are not over....I use to work at an animal shelter and the rabbits would stay there forever, no one would adopt them and they always seemed so lonely. I can not keep PJ but can not imagine handing her over to the local animal shelter.....any suggestions?

    • phoebe i love bubbles!!!! 7 years ago

      bubbles eats evrythink in my home lol!!!!

    • Hi-Chew 7 years ago

      HELP MY BUNNY GOT RAN OVER!!!! its still alive and breathing and struggling and squirming, but it looks like it needs a vet immediately!!!! does anyone know a vet in LA California that can take care of such things?

    • Jewlianna 7 years ago

      Sorry about your rabbit :( Sorry I can't help

    • amy 7 years ago

      i think the information is grate im gonna use it. I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

    • katie kate 6 years ago

      i want to find out how much i should feed my rabbit and this site doesn't say anything about how much i should feed my rabbit

    • bob 6 years ago

      i already knew that bunnies ate the bunny pellets.

    • bob 6 years ago

      I just got a new bunny and its name is Bubba.

    • bob 6 years ago

      what else do bunnies eat other than pellets.

    • aswolt 6 years ago

      great facts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • jada 6 years ago

      thanks for advice ive got two rabbits rabby and sootey rabby is a boy and sooteys a girl shes still a baby

    • Kara Louise Neill 6 years ago

      im getting a rabbit this weekend or next weekend i think i have everything planned out. were calling them branston and pickle (: there going to be two netherland dwarf bunnies.i cant wait. do you know how long you have to play with them a day?. thanks!.

    • cheri 6 years ago

      i love Selena Gomez

    • jo 6 years ago

      I adore my lion head Bentley but when I clean his condo, as soon as he sees me reach for his toy he throws his ears back,bolts at my hand and has drawn blood badly twice in about 6months..He & I have had many talks about this cuz it really hurts like hell..I never thump or swat him cuz Im sure he has his own reason for loving that laundry soap cup...SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU *****

    • kapil 6 years ago

      i have a rabbit nameed bitu he is cute

    • katielynn 6 years ago

      i love bunnys

    • Mellony 6 years ago

      Hi,I need some help. My bunny Miley is REALLY sick can someone tell me what I should do. Shes mostly Bloating and what it kinda looks like if barf but Im not so sure. I hope one of you can give me some advice, Thanks I Appreaciate it =) Bye!!!!! Thank You again!! =P

    • Krista 6 years ago

      I am a recent bunny owner, I have had my male bunny, tubs, for about 3 months now and he isn't scared of anything. When I let him run around, he will run circles around me, always wants to be pampered. I have a dog and they do well together, they don't like each other because they are both attention hogs, but they get along. Just the other day my dog growled at the bunny, and the bunny attacked him a little, he just kept nipping at the dogs legs until he left him alone. If you just give your bunny attention, they will love you and follow you around the house, it's very cute.

    • Sammy  6 years ago

      I saw a few things above that were sort of frightening. I have 4 happy healthy bunnys. and I just wanted to say that you should NEVER under any circumstances feed your bunny-boos bananas. They cause them "wheepy eye" which causes a goo over one of your rabbit's eyes. it takes them about 2 1/2 days to pass away one day they're fine, the next they're sleepy and lethargic and the next they are already gone. so please, no bananas

    • MAMA$ 6 years ago


    • Rabbit Raiser 6 years ago

      I just primarily feed my rabbits grain- Petros.

    • Alison 6 years ago

      I feed my rabbit hay when he finishes what's in his cage, a large hand full of dark, healthy greens/veggies w/ the occassional carrot + a handful of grain/pellets in the morning and evening, and when ever I skin a fruit or veggie I give him that.

    • Emily 6 years ago

      We have just got a bunny and im kinda scared because we have had her for a month now but shes acting REALLY werid,from what it looks like she looks like shes playing dead or something then shes on her hind legs pawing the cage its like she wants out but I let her out almost Everyday. im not sure what to do,if any of you could help me I would appreciate it. Thanks! =D

    • nicolevins 6 years ago

      Emily - she could be doing a "dead bunny flop" or she could be sleeping. Check out rabbitsonline. net and post your question there if you have more queries.

      Also look it up on youtube (type in : dead bunny flop/ sleeping bunny)

    • cleo 6 years ago

      are there any weeds that are poisonous??????????

    • Stacey 6 years ago

      I think we've taken in an abandoned rabbit left by it's owners who left him or her last week. Just can't leave it out to die.

    • Annabelle 6 years ago

      We have recently brought two 7 week old otter rex bunnys, Peter and Duke. They are brothers and are from a good breeder with nice healthy parents. We have had them for 3 days and really love them. We have been feeding them on grass and hay and some dried food. They have also some carrot and veggies, but the vet told us that they should not have too much. We have been a little bit worried as Peter seems quite small and bony. We weighted them today and Duke weights 720g and Peter weights 580g. This could just be that Peter is the smallest bunny of the litter or that he is a smaller build rabbit. I would really like know how much the adverage 7 week old rex (or simular breed) rabbit should weight. So any commets or suggestions would be helpful! Thanks :-)

    • lauren 6 years ago

      i have a rabbit about 3 months old and i was needing some info. on what all beddings you can use? and how to train them? so if so could any one that knows please let me no asap

    • diztapswabo 6 years ago

      i feed my bunnies every kind of veggies and fruit just not the young ones and they are all happy and healthy ...i just herd of lettuce being bad i think its fine if organic and small amounts

    • Peg 6 years ago

      Hi everyone, I just wanted to post that Timothy Hay, Fresh water daily, some greens and limited treats are the best for your rabbit. Please for any amount of information you need for your precious bun go to or my favorite a place I volunteer at is a Rabbit Rescue with over 300 bunnys is the for everything you need or want to know. You can call them anytime and they will give you a wealth of info for your bunny. They have vet referrals for Rabbit Savvy Vets. Be sure to give your rabbits timothy hay at least 2 handfuls a day. If you do not feed them hay they can suffer thru GI Stasis. That is where there fecal pellets get really small to non existent and they can die within 24 hours. For all you new bunny owners keep in mind your rabbit is very fragile. I noticed a lot of people do not know what to feed there rabbit, please do the research but simply put check out, and the best book ever for everything about your rabbit is Rabbits for Dummies (that is a book) You can go to any bookstore or just buy it on Amazon. Oh, I wanted to mention that the Bunny Bunch in Montclair California has a Boutique for everything your bunny needs and best of all it is super cheap. You can get a huge bag of good quality hay for $11.00and tons of treats, and chews for your bun. Don't forget or if you did not know rabbits teeth keep growing therefore they need wood chews to grind there teeth and incisors down. They grow 4 to 5 inches per year that is why they need safe non toxic wood to chew on. Very important that it is not just any wood. You can go to any Rabbit rescue or just have it shipped to you. The ships anywhere in the U.S. very cheap too!! I wanted to mention also every rabbit can be liter trained. All you need for your rabbit to make it fun for your bun and easy on you is....... X pen, plastic liter pan (or cat liter box) filled with hay because rabbits like to eat and use the bathroom at the same time, safe toys, chews, plain cardbored boxes to tear up and have a safe hidey place, a ceramic water bowel and food dish, good quality timothy hay and pellets. I like oxbox pellets because the calcium content is a little less compaired to other ones. To much calcium in your bunnys diet can cause sludge.Word of advice please do not lock your bunny in a cage all day. They do not belong in a cage.Please look at the bunnybunch and look at there boutique they have x pens for your bun. They can be set up anywhere in your house or apartment. Your bunny will thank you. They are very loving and social. FYI, bunnys do better with a mate that is spayed of course. PLease spay or neuter your bun soon because 85% of rabbits will get uterine cancer and males will get testicular cancer. I am trying to address a lot of the questions but I have so many run on sentences and no paragraphs, sorry for that. I just want people to have a happy bun and make it easier for people on not giving up there bun at a later date. Like I said earlier I volunteer at a rabbit rescue called the bunny bunch in Montclair Ca. and it is so sad to see how many people give up there bunnys and let the loose. There are so many with injuries and some paralized bunnys but there are also tons of happy buns waiting for there forever home. Please check it out rabbit rescues are everywhere thru out the U.S. A lot of people didn't know there was such a thing. You should volunteer it is so rewarding and you learn so much. They all need help and the best part is u can do whatever you want even if you want to take them out of there pen and groom them or feed them veggies or set up events. Check it out please and if you come across a site please let people know about the above websites I gave you because at one time or another you will need them and you can refer back anytime. is my little blog you can check it out and comment if you would like. I have a lot of info for bunnies as well on that site and videos. Oh i forgot to mention that you need to get your rabbits nails clipped every 6 to 8 wks if you have a rabbit rescue near you they do it for FREE. I wanted to mention to if your rabbit stops eating certain food such as pellets or hay or even veggies or they drop out of his mouth or his mouth is wet or dewlop he could have a tooth problem. Take your bun to the vet whenever they do not act the same. Any change in your bun can be a matter of life or death. When in doubt take him to a "Rabbit Savvy Vet: not just any vet. Hope I have helped some of you. By the way my blog needs to be updated I will do that soon I now have 4 house rabbits and not just one. Love them. Peg :)

    • bob 6 years ago

      wat weeds r ok for a bunny

    • Brittany 6 years ago

      hi i just got a bunny and im not sure what it means when he picks up his bowl and throws it at people? and i was wondering what all fruits he can eat that arent going to hurt or kill him? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • alison 6 years ago

      what are some awsome names for some bunnys?? :))

    • Angela 6 years ago

      JUST GOT BUNNY!!!!! i need names.

    • mew 6 years ago

      i need some one to reply this question ;;;;

      my rabbit named cuddles has a white urine they called it

      sludge . what should i feed to my rabbit if he has sludge :Bladder sludge (also called hypercalcinuria or

      hypercalciuria) is a thickening of the urine that never

      forms into stones. It is comprised of any number of

      calcium salts and does not flow like normal liquid urine.

      We are not sure why but sludge does not form stones. It

      remains the consistency of chalk or fine sand and is a

      white to gray color. If sludge is very thick, it can have

      consistency of toothpaste. When felt, this sludge can be

      smooth, have finely granular texture, or even have gritty

      texture. Sludge can form in the kidneys or ureters, but

      most sludge is noted in the bladder and suspected to have

      formed there.

    • Bayle 6 years ago

      I Was just wondering, I have a bunny named Miley and I just found this bizzare bump on each side of her stomach i was just wondering if it was normal for them to have that or, not. I feed her Pellets,Carrots,Crackers,Lettis,And hay.

      Are any of those the cause if those bumps where not supposed to be there? Thank you I really need this answer!!!

    • Annabelle 6 years ago

      Bayle - I really sugest you take Miley to the vet as soon as you can. Im not sure what that is shes got but it doesn't sound nice and could lead to something much worse. Take her soon and im sure she will be ok but may nead treatment or anti-biotics. Also stop feeding her the lettis as it is not good for them because it contains too much water.

    • jerry  6 years ago

      i just got a bunny...not sure how to take care of it yet...wat are some viggies that u guys recommend

    • tiffany 6 years ago

      i hope your methods work and don't kill my new bunny.

    • Kaliesta 6 years ago

      I have a male bunny named Thumper and he is 3 months old and I was wondering how many carrots should I give him everyday. Please answer this is my fist time having a bunny. Oh and please make it simple. I am only 11

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      Hi who wants a female puppy named Diamond? It costs $400 and you have to live near Sierra Vista, Arizona to buy her. She is so cute and playful. My family also REALLY needs the money. Thanks

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    • tortneyy 6 years ago

      i have a rabbit named thumper and he absulutially loves dandelions and cant get enough of them!! he loves clover too i give him lots of it.

    • Cinderella 6 years ago

      Hi My name is Cindrella and some baby bunnies were desreted by their mom And they r REALLY jumpy how do i calm them down?rember these are WILD BUNNIES!!!1

    • audrii 6 years ago

      yeah i found my bunny in my back yard but its not wild it ran away from some ones house and it was being chased by a cat so i really don't know that much about bunnies but a lot about guinne pigs

    • Bellaluvscoco&millie 6 years ago

      Bayle- If I were you I would NOT feed her crackers- It can cause the bunny to get very obese and possibly die. Crackers are also WAY to high in sugar and carbs, So that lump on Miley's Tummy is NOT a good sign!

    • Dani 6 years ago

      Bayle- I agree w/ Bellaluvscoco&millie , but another possible reason Miley may have those lumps on her stomach is because of the letuce you fed her. you should *NEVER* give your bunny letuce, she can get diarea, or even cause death to your bunny, and it *Has* happened before multiple times!!!

    • Bestbunny 6 years ago

      My rabbit is so finicky when it comes to eating. He has his pellets and timothy hay and he loves carrots and brocilli. However, he doesn't like "fresh" fruit. He will only eat dried apples, strawberries, cranberries raisins. It's like he doesn't like the wetness of the fruit but doesn't mind it in veggies. He also likes the occassional yogurt treat.

    • pebbles 6 years ago

      I have two Bunnies. both girls, budda and pebbles. i have them for 16 years now. best-bunny the reason your rabbit won't eat the some fruit is because to some rabbits its toxic, for example most rabbits will eat carrots but if the don't don't force them as it could kill them. basically if they won't eat its toxic.

      hope this helps all you bunny lovers!!!!!!!!!

    • Dalton Uhing 6 years ago

      Me and my friend dakota just found a bunny. we don't know what to do to help it get relaxed. HELP US!


      Dalton Uhing

    • nancy 6 years ago

      who are you ppl? what are your qualifications? If there is a vet in the house, great, if not why should any of us trust your thoughts????????

    • Best Bunny 6 years ago

      Nothing like being questioned by someone who is calling people "gay" as an insult. Go be negative to yourself Nancy.

    • Bunny lover99 6 years ago

      Hey guys i just got my bunny Jan.26.10 and let me give u all the tips i no. Ok, first lets start with food. Feed them 2 hand fulls of Timothy hay{plain!!!} and 1 hand full of pellets each day. Dried fruits- cranberries, raisins, and apples. The only frsh fruit they should really eat is apples. Veggies are healthy so give them veggies like- carrots, celery, and... LETTUCE. THEY LOVE LETUCE. Give them these veggies/fruits about 3 times in 2 days. Now everyone is asking me about the baths. NO! NO! NO! Bunnies clean themselves. They lick their paws and rub it on their face, ears, etc. Now about their cage: Bunnies should have at least one toy{ chewable or not} in theri cage. They should have a hay bed. Fill this bed with cotton to make it comfy and cozy. The bedding I recommend is from petco. It is the white CAREFRESH ultra. It is nice and comfy.Also they should have paper pellet litter. They shouild have a litter box to put this in. Its not food... Its where they will train themselves to go to the bathroom in. The food just throw on the ground. WATER IN A LITTLE BOTTLE HANGING IN OR ON THE CAGE. They should drink it like a bottle. These are very important and if you follow my tips a healthy, friendly, happy, and SMART bunny is GUARANTEED!!! Congratz on ur bunny and follow these tips to make u and ur bunny healthy etc. like me and mine are... BTW u can get all these things besides the hay bed in PETCO!!!

    • johnny 6 years ago

      what do you feed wild rabbits you catch?

    • julia 6 years ago

      my bunnies cute

    • Samantha 6 years ago

      My bunny is wild we found it outside and kept it. But i'm afraid that I may be feeding it to much. I give it apples,berries,grass, carrots, cat food.Yeah I give it cat food and it eats it. My mom doesn't like the bunny and she says shes gonna give it to a little girl down the street. I hope I keep it!:)

    • christa:) 6 years ago

      my bunny is white and has red eyes hehe!:)

    • Em 6 years ago

      I have a netherland dwarf, and her name is Florence. I got told that you can't pick grass and feed it to bunnies, as it's bad for their tummies. Hey, that rhymes! Is that true? Also, are stuffed animal toys ok to give to bunnies? Thanks. :D

    • BEX  6 years ago

      Is it alrite to give a mammy rabbit vitamin solution whilst she is still feeding her young ??

    • yolitzza 6 years ago

      I have a beautiful pet rabbit we called it dexter but I don't know if it's a girl rabbit or a boy rabbit how can I tell? can anybody let me know...

    • Nat bat 6 years ago

      my rabbits r called ruby and max and their 3 i love them loads but theve bin togetha their whole life(3 years) and now ruby is having a phantom pregnancy or she's actually having them.Is that possible?And if it is will max definatly eat them????????LOL xxx

    • Summer 6 years ago

      i have an orphan bunnie that i found in the sun

      i sorta cried cause it was helpless but now he is so energetic hes now like the family pet! even my puppy loves the little guy! also he eats all of theese things! thx so much without knowing what to give him he would have not survived. i still give him low fat milk lol

    • gregory 6 years ago

      can you feed your rabbits clover out of the hay field on a daily basis?

    • dany 6 years ago

      my bunny ran away and came backagain

    • chantelle  6 years ago

      i have just got my rabbit but she is not eating any thing what should i do?

    • patrick 6 years ago

      what do u feed a one week old bunny rabbits?!

    • xxluvbunniesxxx 6 years ago

      i am getting rabbits in like a week and was just wondering whether i should get the food before hand or get it when i get there so i can ask what they eat first because i hear you shouldn't change a bunnies diet straight away and should do it gradually what do you think i should do please reply back as soon as thanx x

    • answers 6 years ago

      get some of the stuff they already feed it but get hay bfore hand

    • herlandria lester 6 years ago

      i just got a bunny and the people siad not tfeed him letise .it gives them diareahe

    • laila 6 years ago

      i am trying to convince my mom to let me get a netherland dwarf. i need to know if they like to be alone or in pairs. i cant find any websites that say if they do or not. please help me.

    • matthew 6 years ago

      do rabbits eat rabbit food

    • bluestarcat101 6 years ago

      i just got my bunny yesterday and i fed it my garden lettuce :( but i don't know wat kind it was

    • Bre 6 years ago

      I have bout 6week old rabbit. i give her carrot strips (the ones for salad) everyday and i give her a lot, she eats them all just like that and i was wondering if that's ok? she may be small but shes a BIG eater and shes gonna get fat before we no it lol. anyway is it ok to feed my darling any green leaf or grass i find on the ground? and please tell me more what NOT to feed my little baby. Thanks :)

    • Bre 6 years ago

      oh and i forgot, she has a bad leg and holds it up when she walks, so sad, and i was wondering if i should take her outside like i do and exercise her leg?

    • Jess 6 years ago

      Ithink u should cut dwn on the food and make sure she has pleanty off water.Yeh make sure when it goes out its safe no bumps and stones on the ground or make sure it dnt fall out of the caage because they could get seriously hurt.If u have any thing to help me with my rabbits plzzz tell thanxxxx

    • Jen 6 years ago

      I just got my first bunny, and i am not sure what foods are good to feed her... I tried feeding her lettuces, but she refused to eat it, and i just figured out that it is bad for her, so its a good thing she didn't eat it! But she loves Carrots, Apples, her Pellets, and she at the moment has A-Hay, but we are getting T-Hay asap! What else is ok to feed her?

    • luke 6 years ago

      i got a bunny in 2006 we feed it spring mix from Vons and carrots

    • luke 6 years ago

      i got a bunny in 2006 we feed it spring mix from Vons and carrots we also give it t-hay and pellets

    • :D Karlita :D 6 years ago

      I just got my first Bunny yesterday. I feed him corn, fresh grass, tortlla, bread, and that corn peel stuff lol. My grandma gives him banana peels, is that good for Bunnies...? And I give him fresh water. He is a little trouble but everyone loves him. Hes black and White...any sugestions on a good name...?

    • Alesia 6 years ago

      my bunny is not eating its pellets of t-hay bubbles is only eating carrots what do i do? :( please help i love my bunny!

    • flanhdshdash 6 years ago

      is it bad for a bunny not to have hay?

    • Zoe 6 years ago

      Great information I don't have a bunny/rabbit yet but I might be getting one for my birthday

    • kdarda 6 years ago

      is it ok to feed ur mini rex ground up corn or oats?

    • Alyssa  6 years ago

      Is it alright for my bunny to eat lawn grass? My bunnies other owner had said thatthey shouldn't ever eat it,but my friends said it was okay. Can they have it?

    • Marissa 6 years ago

      My bunny LOVES cucumbers. He's been munching on them all day (:

    • rida 6 years ago

      I told my mom all the info I know and of course she was impressed and she got me a bunny i took real good care of it

    • daBunny32 6 years ago

      i just got a bunny its small and they told me it wasn't gonna grow anymore!! perfect

    • jvaun bunny 6 years ago

      can you read stories to your bunnie and they actually listen just curious

    • cannoli the bunny 6 years ago

      I just adopted a baby bunny, and I was told that he is ABOUT 2 months old. How much grain can I feed him? Also, how old can he start eating veggies/fruits? I heard that a rabbit can start eating veggies/fruits at about 4 months, but since I am not 100% sure of his age, should I start giving him veggies/fruits in October (the bunny will be ABOUT 4 months old ) or should I wait until November/December just to be safe? What are the consequences of eating a veggie when younger than 4 months?

    • em 6 years ago

      can rabbits eat dot-leaves?

    • Leah peah 6 years ago

      Omg i didn't know lettuce would kill bunnies my 2 month old has eaten 3 heads of iceberg in 2 wks. I hope he is ok! He licks me all the time and wasn't a few min ago, so i began looking up things on the internet to c if hes alright. I hope lettuce wont kill him bc im attached. Advice plz

    • bugsbunny 6 years ago

      HI, i REALLY want to get a netherland dwarf,but i have three younger brothers who's ages are 12,10,and 4. I heard that netherland dwarfs can be aggressive and i really can't get one if it's going to be vicious please help!

    • buby 6 years ago

      my rabbit has white fur and orange eyes


    • Tamika  6 years ago

      I just got my new bunny two weeks ago. We named him Nathaniel. He is very adorable. We feed him pellets,timothy hay, carrots,romaine lettuce,little bits of cucumber, and pieces of apple. From looking at the comments, i hear some people saying that lettuce isn't really good at all for him. If not, what other greens is he allowed to eat? And is spinach ok. I really don't want to rip up handfuls of grass from the yard! Also do bunnies really like bananas too?

    • sara 6 years ago

      My bunny rocks!!I love this website

    • I  6 years ago

      Hey i think you shoud add basil the love it and it helps them stay helthey!!!!!!!!!!

    • britt :) 6 years ago

      I bought a bunny baby girl about 7/8months!

      she is healthy and very friendly.

      I give her 3 handfulls of food throughout the day

      and some carrots apples and grass here and there!

      she did not have any diaria however, she did pee a lot for 2 days! do i feed her too much or not enough?

      its like everytime i feed her she eats soo fast cause she is like starving!

    • Shannon 6 years ago

      My bunny eats bananas, is that alright? I put a broccoli stem in her food bowl and she hasn't touched it. What I'm worried about is she is six weeks. Should I stick to grass (fleas... bugs... risky?) and pellets (yes, with seeds because I live in a small town with no options, and she doesn't like this much). This was a good article anywho (:

    • Steveballer11 6 years ago

      I used to feed my bunny carrots and carrots only. Until I read this article. Should I be woried

    • Brenda 6 years ago

      Steve- You should be worried. They need more than just carrots to survive. Can you imagine yourself only eating one food and staying healthy? I don't think so. Pellets would definitely help him get some much needed fiber and vitamins. Purina is the best brand.

    • bunnies are cool 6 years ago

      my bunnie is a real happy bunnie she love's to ride in the basket i tired to the front of my bike(but i put a harnest on her)my bunnie hates lettuse but she eats grass .is it ok that my grass has been ferlilized and all that. she eats it all the time but never gets sick. and she has eaten a french frie

    • ashley schultz 6 years ago

      hey guys i decided about 2 and half weeks ago that i wanted a rabbit. about 3-4 years ago i looked after a rabbit for my friend when she went over seas for a year and he just keeped growing and growing and growing she came back and no longer wanted him so i keeped him but she anted the cage back so he stayed in the bathroom only at night and walked around the house during the day. affortunalty he became way...... to big so a gave him to an old lady and now he lives in her garden and runs aroung with equilly sized dogs and is living wonderfully with her... so back to the begining i have now decided to get a dwarf rabbit and since we have moved houses since then we have a court yard with half grass and half brick and is perfect for him he is still very younge and i cant only get him on the 20th on october this year he is white and light grey with one blue eye and one brown eye. he is sooo cute so he is going to be living in thecourt yard with my bird which cant fly as he broke his wing. i wanted to know if at that age with he be fine on his own or should he sleep inside for the first week or so? :)

    • Baluba bunny 6 years ago

      My bunny, Baluba eats an lawnmower full of of grass in 5 hours and so is very fat

    • chloe 6 years ago

      my bunny ate a bit of my cactus will she get sick what should i do

    • Shanae 6 years ago

      my bunnies name is Thumper and he eats a whole food bowl in 1 day and he also eats one carrot and some hay on top of that he drinks a standard bottle a day.

    • alyssa ulatowski 6 years ago

      I have a bunny named cloe and she's adorible and i just love her she's about 10 mounth's old. she dumps her bowls of food so i have to refill it a lot.she drinks water and eats lots of letuce, carrots, and hay and her usaul bunny food. bye.

    • tyler stone 6 years ago

      i never had a bunny but iim takiing care of one in my backyard

    • @lfonso 6 years ago

      I love my bunny OREO he's black and white !!!!!!

    • bunnybinky09 6 years ago


      My bunny is about 6 months and so cute named Mickie.

      Mine is potty trained,but can my bunny ever forget he is potty trained? A few days ago he peed on my blanket! In the same room was his litter box. Do I need to clean it more often? How often should I clean it? I so epraciate all your help!

      The information was right on!! Thx a bunch! :)

    • rabitt man 6 years ago

      Hey I was wondering what I should feed all of my rabbits so they will get fat in time for our rabbit roast any food choices?

    • hi 6 years ago

      I want a bunny

    • naka 6 years ago

      I gave my bunny tons of carrots, celery, grapes, pumpkin,

      beet leaves, and T-hay. is it right now i have my bunny in a pen for exersise and in the pen is a bowl of water, bowl of food which is lettace, tomatoe, and celery. and there is one more thing in the pen. a litterbox with catlitter. my bunny one day got sick from nose problems and i looked in his nose and there he sniffed up pelets.

      bunny name: whispie

      gen: male

      my bunny got skinny then a few monthes later he got fat and he's still fat same as me.

    • Melynda 6 years ago

      I just adopted a rabbit and named him Willet Rainer Snow, I am just trying to figure a list of all the veggies and fruit he can eat. Also does anyone know why when i let him run around the house all day he doesn't poop until he hops back in his cage? It's awesome, don't get me wrong buut is it normal?

    • Stupid Names 6 years ago

      All 30 of you that named your rabbit oreo cause he is black and white are stupid. My poor rabbit (that was dropped off at the aspca) was named oreo by his first owners.... think of something that not everyone uses... use your brains people...

    • Poppy 6 years ago

      I've had my rabbit since last March and nothing has ever happened to him apart from him being scratched by a cat once... but that's a different story! He's a Japenese harlequin and I love him so much! He'll be 1 at the end of January! I feed him carrots, cauliflower, cabbage and occasionaly a bit of parsnip, but he doesn't seem to like it! I've fet him on a few different foods and he LOVES 'burgess lifelong' which are these fruity pellets which he really likes. I avoid museli mix foods because they are unhealthy for your rabbit as they tend to pick out the sweet unhealthy pieces and that means that it is not getting all of the vitimins that it needs to survive. Everyone's been a great help!

    • Poppy 6 years ago

      Hi, the person who posted the comment about stupid names-my rabbit's called Russell, very individual don't you think?

    • lucy 6 years ago

      i need to know what bunnys cant eat???? first time bunny owner here

    • Dylan 6 years ago

      It is a lot easier to find out what they can eat rather than what they can't eat, because the list of what they can not eat is a very long list.

      Here are the main things they eat:

      Rabbit pellets


      Silver Beet



      Hope this helps you.

    • Dylan 6 years ago

      P.S, they also eat cabbage.

    • Dylan 6 years ago

      NEVER give your rabbit lettuce. It can kill them because of all of the toxins inside them.

    • need help asap! 6 years ago

      I just got my rabbit about 2/3 weeks ago and I feed him celery brussel sprout leafs and red capsicum. We could not find hay at the pet shops so we bought this sort of bedding hay that he some times nibbles at, the pet shop said it was ok because they sometimes do eat it but I want proper hay! We take him onto the grass in our backyard after bowl of vegies (Breakfast) and then take him out again around 6 and leave him till 8 so he can have a decent meal out of the grass, we live in a place where it rains a lot and when it doesn't rain the grass is wet so he eats wet grass. I love him so much and I feel so horrible not knowing what's good for him! PLEASE HELP!!!! btw I live in aus

    • need help asap! forgot 2 mention 6 years ago

      sorry I forgot to mention its not bedding hay its bedding straw. Please comment soon I really need help!!!!

    • Dylan 5 years ago

      If your rabbit does not have a pen that does not have contact with the ground, you could open the door to his/her pen, make a ramp onto the grass, and then make a fence with chicken mesh.

    • Dylan 5 years ago

      Rabbits eat:


      Silver Beet




      Rabbit Pellets


      My rabbits eat their bedding also.

    • gloria 5 years ago

      I LOVE gonna buy one them....

      THANK YOU....

    • Dylan 5 years ago

      You should buy two so that it doesn't get lonely.

    • dean 5 years ago

      thannks for the info people this was very useful

    • jess 5 years ago

      my rabit loves our guinea pig

    • Nana 5 years ago has the best proper diet that is SAFE and 100% correct.

    • Cavy Caterer 5 years ago

      We feed our rabbits & cavies celery. I cut it up into 1 inch long pieces. There's also conflicting info about broccoli & cabbage(NOT for cavies), to feed, or not to feed....? Also radishes, some say yes, others no....? It also seems unreasonable to me, to keep all bunnies under 6 months old, away from the fresh produce.......hmmm...?

    • theo bour 5 years ago

      i bot a bunny 2 days ago i was wandering what do they play with

    • Bunny-lover 228 5 years ago

      Hi! I have 2 rabbits and 1 got pregnant! They play with tunnels and balls with bells in them! NEVER FEED IT LETTUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rabbits most of all want to play with YOU! They love attention and a friend1 Playing with your rabbit and offering it treats is the best way to gain its trust! If you only have 1 rabbit they tend to get a little lonely so keep it active and ecxercise it for an hour a day! Let him out on the grass constantly watching it! Rabbits like banana peels and pears too! (only feed scarcely though) Always throw in fresh hay daily to your rabbit and feed sugery fruits only as occasional treats! Hope this helps and have fun with your rabbit!


    • Bunny-lover 228 5 years ago

      Hi! I have 2 rabbits and 1 got pregnant! They play with tunnels and balls with bells in them! NEVER FEED IT LETTUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rabbits most of all want to play with YOU! They love attention and a friend! Playing with your rabbit and offering it treats is the best way to gain its trust! If you only have 1 rabbit they tend to get a little lonely so keep it active and ecxercise it for an hour a day! Let him out on the grass constantly watching it! Rabbits like banana peels and pears too! (only feed scarcely though) Always throw in fresh hay daily to your rabbit and feed sugery fruits only as occasional treats! Hope this helps and have fun with your rabbit!


    • Bunny-lover 228 5 years ago

      Sorry! I didn't mean to post twice!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Kat 5 years ago

      Hello, I have a 2 year old bunny Fredy! he eats every night a big bowl of veggies, about 3 big leafs of kale (he loves kale), 2 carrots cut in half, than I mix it up one day I give him mint, parsley, or carrot tops.

      He always has a shoe box full of fresh timothy hay, and a small bowl of exact rainbow by kytee.

      Because he eats veggies everyday he never drinks water so I don't even provide him with it. I have read that is normal as long as they eat their veggies. As treats he loves banana, apple, berries, and he will give his life for a potato chip and cheerios. I only give him the last 2 items once a week.

      Hope this helps and remember give your bunny lots of love lay down on the floor with them and they will folp next to you!

    • vicky 5 years ago

      help me plzz how can i train my bunny to use the toilet in his cage instead of on my floor?

    • chloeeee 5 years ago

      heyyy i ve gust got a new baby rab but i don't know what to feed it xept carrots rabit dry food and cumber skins helppp plz :O

    • New Bunny Owner  5 years ago

      Hi I have a question about bedding I have been using softwood savings and I was reading that this causes problems in their liver, what kind of bedding to you use?

    • Hugsabugs  5 years ago

      Hi I just got a bunny! I have had rabbits in the past and I'm not conpleatly clueless about them. She is almost 7 weeks old and was taken from her mother at about five weeks ( I know that Its to young I did not know that until I had fallen in love with her) I have had her for almost a week and she seams very helthy. I was wondering if there was something special I might could give her to help her sence she had such an unfair setback. Oh and she's getting unlimited hay and pellets. Well and water ofcorse. She's very active and a Dutch mix if that changes anything. Thx =)

    • Hugsabugs  5 years ago

      Hello New Bunny Owner, Cungratz on ur new bunny!! To answer you question there are many optiones for a bunny bedding. If it's inside a good bedding to try might be care fresh they make a bedding made from papper. It's very obsorbent ( that's great if it's inside cause the number one cause of smell from the cage is little thunder pee) and if your bunny desires to eat it (and a lot do) it will not cause your bunny to be sick. (that's VERY inportent cause the can not throw up). If you would rather us hay that is also a good idea your bunny can eat it (of corse!!) and that love to dig in it. However there is a down side it's not very good at getting read of pee so the pen may smell. A hood idea if your using hay would be to put cat litter in the catch pan to keep your pen from smelling. But ONLY if it's in a catch pan not the pen and your bunny can't reach it, if ingested and most rabbits will try it, it's very poisenose. Hope this helps enjoy the bunny. :)

    • Hugsabugs  5 years ago

      I'm very sorry for the all the typeos I'm using an iPod and it very easy to do on the touch screen. I did mean to say little Thumpers pee not thunder. There were many others but I do belive you will see what I meant. Oh and my iPod will also switch the words thanks to the not so awesome spell check. Sorry agin. :)

    • pretty_grl_rck 5 years ago

      my bunny loves eating carrot and see nothing wronge with it at all

    • natasha 5 years ago

      I just got a bunny. She is a domesticated bunny but she literally ran up to my husband and "marked" him on the golf course. I have been feeding her unlimited timothy hay, 1/2 cup pellets, a handful of sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup of dark greens like chard and dandelion, romaine & red leaf lettuce and 1/2 a carrot daily. She does not like fruit. She does however like plain cheerios which I only give her one as a treat. I do not know much about bunnies but she is so amazing. I have never had a bunny before and she will follow me around the house and circle me. She loves to rub all over me too and the other day she marked me. She does not particularly like my dog as she sees her as more of an annoyance than a friend, but they do well together. I limit their time together until they are more aquainted. Right now they only share about an hour a day together total. The rest of the time I divide between the bunny and my dog being in their cage or roaming the house. My rabbit does not like to be picked up most of the time, but sometimes she will let me pick her up and hold her against my chest. She does not like to be cornered, and is a very smart escape artist. She is not fully housetrained, but I would like to train her. Her "droppings" do not bother me so much as they are not like a cat or dog, but I know she is intelligent enough to learn to use a litter box and I would like advice on training her too. I just ordered her a harness and leash so I can take her for walks outside. She seems to be very happy. I think she was someone's pet who abandoned her and thought they could let her husband is in the military and we see this kind of thing a lot. I plan on keeping her forever :) I Love her so much :) Named her Nivens after Alice in Wonderland! She is all white with a brown stripe. I do not know about rabbit breeds to tell what kind she is. Any advice on her breed and litter box training would be awesome :) Thanks

    • bcoms 5 years ago

      we have a new born.

    • Cambron 5 years ago

      Me and my sister are about to get some new rabbits! I'll keep this info in mind when we get them.

    • hani  5 years ago

      theses bunnies or rabbites arte coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll k people who made this

    • animalmanagementstudent 5 years ago

      Never ever feed a rabbit lawn mower cut grass, the bits are too small and are already fermenting. when the rabbit eats it it will cause fermentation gases to build up in there stomach and they will die from bloat very very quickly.

    • Worried Bunny owner 5 years ago

      heyy my rabbit keeps eating my carpet and other fabrics is this okaii or shud i make it stop ?Xx And what shud i feed my netherland dwarf bunnie X?xxxx

    • Mt 5 years ago

      Is it ok to feed bunnies dandelions cause I saw on another website that it was ok what do you think? Thanks;)

    • happy bunny owner 5 years ago

      i feed my bunny apples,carrots (carrot,carrot peels and carrot tops,)yabby pallets,rabbits pallets,hay,grass and he loves milk thistle.

      Don't Feed Them

      tomatoes,lettuce,avacado,bananas and lots more.

      i would recommend you feed them grass,milkthistle,hay and lots of water

    • happy bunny owner 5 years ago

      if they are sick feed them pinapple juice and if their poop is really white and hard feed them more greens.

      feed them lots of milkthistle that's where they get the water from and the grass.

      they love to run around and play but be carefull not to put your fingers in their mouth i did that and i got a huge cut and it bled for ages.

      i am worried about him beacuase he does weird jumps is that ok.


    • Brooke Laffin 5 years ago

      Hi, i am getting a bunny for easter, i've had quite a few bunnys over the years, but none seem to last over a year or so, they were all kept in a warm barn outside, but this one is going to be kept in the house, do you think his or her life span will be longer indoors ?

    • denise 5 years ago

      i have had two bunnys my first ate everything he was about 14 when he new bunny is more picky but he loves most of the stuff that is bad for first loved the same but he lived a long time my new bunny he is almost three but he gets sick easily i think it's cause i gave him flowers like dandylions and wild chamomile but he was fine before the flowers what should i do should i continue to feed him the good stuff and i think i will never give him flowers again.

    • Bianca 5 years ago

      I have had one rabbit and he died from the heat so it is a good idea to keep the cage out of the sun (although it was a 35 degree day...and we were away) We feed him grass, hay, pellets, asian greens, carrots, apple and he enjoyed watermelon a lot but only in VERY small quantities.He lived for about 5 years.

      I live in Australia and in the supermarkets they sold pellets alone and pellets mixed with grains and seeds my rabbit never liked the seeds is this normal??

    • madisyn10 5 years ago

      i just got a netherland dwarf bunny. he's so cute! sometimes i will call him and he comes and i haven't even trained him yet. i decided to name him lucky. ha ha! get it? lucky rabbit foot.:-)

    • kyky11 5 years ago

      great info celery tops are good for them too =)

    • Bekkah 2011 5 years ago

      My son just got a bun-bun from a neighbor who happened to find it in his yard. Needless to say they are more difficult to care for than my 5 dogs, 2 goats, 4 chickens, guinea pig and turtle. There is a lot of great information on this page. Thank you!

    • Chessie :) 5 years ago

      I have two rabbits. One eight months the other four years old. How much should I feed them both? Also, what sort of rabbit food should I feed them? Pelltets? Mixed? Thanks .

    • gabbi :D 5 years ago

      i have a project to do on bunnys and this is so SO VERY HELPFUL!!! thanks a bunch!! :)

      p.s. do you have anymore helpful tips??? if so....i will take any info that can help my report!! thanks!! :D

    • Laure-Anne 5 years ago

      The business about the lettuce is silly. Consider the difference between grass and romaine/leaf lettuce - there isn't much. My rabbit's vet even recommends a decent portion of those, along with fresh herbs (ex. parsley, coriander), and other greens (ex. mustard greens, collard greens, kale, etc). I feed these to my rabbit and guinea pigs every day with their constant supply of hay/grass, and they haven't ever had soft stools, let alone diarrhea (and I know this because I check and clean the litter boxes frequently). So a word to those that are afraid of feeding a rabbit lettuce because they're under the impression that it's dangerous: as long as it's introduced slowly, it is a very healthy, and recommended addition to the diet.

    • maya 5 years ago

      i have a bunny and it is brown and white.i was feeding it food and it laied down

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      Jade Monique Taylor 5 years ago from Johannesburg - South Africa

      Thanks for the really great post! I've had a really great time reading it :)

      I love bunnies a lot and have had them since I was 7. I've had 4 bunnies so far as I only keep one at a time. My bunnies have all been eating lettuce, cabbage and grass and have been perfectly healthy on every check-up to the vet. I know tomatoes don't work well with their digestive system though.

      Thanks for all the information!

    • Camille 5 years ago

      I am getting a bunny and I am so confused on what to feed it because every site says differently! I read that you should feed it unlimited hay and unlimited pellets with occasional treats. Please help!

    • Andrea 5 years ago

      My brother and my best friend's brother caught a rabbit soo we get to keep it!! I think you can feed it Carrots,Apples,and their favourite,CARROTS!My bunnies name is ''Cottonball''

    • Rescuer  5 years ago

      I was feeding my friend dogs and I found a rabbits nest the dogs killed all of them but one and it's mom so I hade to save and we have no idea who to call

    • Rabbit Breeders 5 years ago

      Great info on feeding rabbits... would be very helpful to the beginner.

    • AA Rabbits 5 years ago

      I personally feed my rabbits a combo of grain and hay.

    • megarabbitluver12:) 5 years ago

      my rabbit just had baibies today they are very small but so adorable. i think there is 3 but not sure. i luv rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • i love stevan foster  5 years ago

      i love my bunny can he eat strawberrys

      i love stevan foster

    • hayden odea 5 years ago

      i love rabbits !!!!!!

    • StephanieDanielle 5 years ago

      Today I gave my bunny lettuce and clover. For reading all of the comments and the article, I'm afraid she'll die. I got my new 4-week old mixed breed (maneless lionhead and American floppy eared), cookie, 3 days ago and now I'm scared I might kill her. This is the first bunny I've ever had, so I was very ignorant about what to feed her and when I should begin to introduce new foods to her diet. I don't know what to do....should I take her to a vet? And what are some signs of bloating/gas and signs of whether or not she's sick??? Please help!

    • I luv bunnies 5 years ago

      Soooooo many comments driving me nuts! That reminds me....

      What nuts are safe for lil' rabbits

    • 5 years ago

      i feed my rabbit lettuce for like forever and he hasent died yet so.......

    • Mikaykay98 5 years ago

      I feed my rabbit carrots,clover,and lettuce ever since I've had her and she hasn't died yet.

    • SEA 5 years ago

      I just adopted a bunny 4 days ago. It won't let me check if its male or female! It gets all wild. Trying to hand feed it to get it to trust me enough to finally check and give it a name! In the mean time... what are good pet names for a bunny?

    • Kathy 5 years ago

      i just got two dwarf bunnies and their adorable! they sleep in the shed at night because my mom refuses to let it in the house. they love to cuddle with me and sleep on my lap during the day

    • buying rabbit 5 years ago

      my rabbit just gave birth to 3 cute and adoring babies 2 weeks ago, and they are the cutest when they are still babies. hope you'll have an article about taking care of new born bunnies. thanks much!

    • buying rabbit 5 years ago

      my rabbit just gave birth to 3 cute and adorable babies. They are the cutest when they are still babies. Hoping for articles about taking care of new born bunnies, thanks much!

    • Rain-Bow-Candy 5 years ago

      Hey i think this website is awsome i am getting 1 baby bunnie 6 weeks old i did some research and it said it could come to me at 6 weeks but NO earlyeri thought it ws 7-8 weeks but im confused plz help i don't have the bunny yet?

    • bunny lover 5 years ago

      has anyone heard of the flemish giant rabbit? they can grow up to be over 20 pounds!my mom said i might be able to get one!,can you beleve that! so im trying to learn all i can about them can someone help me please!?

    • Kassidi 5 years ago

      I just got my bunny, I found him hiding in a bush in the canyon, so I took him home, I have no idea what I'm doing. He lives outside on my farm in a 3 x 4 foot cage with a card board box. I've been giving him hay, lettuce, and carrots, help?

    • helen23 5 years ago

      how long can rabbits go with out food????????

      and also i have two bunnies what is the smallest cage they should be in

    • Gogo 5 years ago

      What is the problem when bunny does not have appetite to eat, as mine has not eaten well today?

    • nadia 5 years ago

      i just got my bunny he is so cute i feed him pelets and it is mixed oh and i also feed him banana's that is my bunny

    • nadia again 5 years ago

      i wanted to add something does anyone know where to get my bunny nails clipped..........shshshsh he's sleeping

    • sally 5 years ago

      rabbits can eat lots

    • elizabeth 5 years ago

      i have a bunny that is 6 months old should i feed it cabbage

    • boyu 5 years ago

      thanks for the help.

      My two bunnies wont die now

    • rabbit46 5 years ago

      is only..


      Beet TOPS




      Wheat grass

      are the only veges safe for rabbit?

      because i don't know some of that veges

      and what are fruits i can feed them??

      and what amount of fruits and veges i can

      gave my rabbit a day? and how many kinds of veges or fruits?

    • tilly 5 years ago

      i have a bunny called jelly bean and he is soooooo cool i love him sooooooooo muchxxxxwhat fruit can he eat though?????????????:)

    • Kyle 5 years ago

      I know a friend who has a very healthy bunny that has been eating different kinds of veggies at every turn of every season, it eats a small piece of banana, some type of leaf vegetable(I think it is lettuce), it eats kale, and a few sprigs(I think that is what they are called), this bunny is healthy and it has no problems.

    • rebbeca 5 years ago

      my bunny eats hay,grass, and bread my bunny is cool

    • jessica 5 years ago

      ???????i have a pet bunny her name is princess she is the cutest little thing that i ever saw.i ? her so much.I have a friend named baily she has a babby bunny that she found her by herself. she was so cute and she's also healthy too.she now has babby bunnies.My friend gave me one he is a boy now i have two pet bunnies now. they have babby bunnies but i gave them away i still got three more so if sombody want one just tell me. bye bye thanks for reading my story !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! p.s they eat cabbage carrots and oher fruits

    • rabbit46 5 years ago

      last day i buy a rabbit at a pet shop. they are both girls. they are both 3 months old too said the vet were i buy them.. can i feed them hay at there ages? and can i feed them fruits or veges?

    • rabbit46 5 years ago

      is rabbits bite dangerous?

      because my one rabbit bites me.. and it have blood

    • ff 5 years ago

      ??3?no its not dangerous

    • tilly 5 years ago

      i have a bunny called jelly bean and love him sooo muchxx

    • tilly 5 years ago

      no rabbit46 bunnys arnt daungerous but if it draws blood he or she might be hungry or bored or u might need to get his or hers teeth cut by the vet of couce though xxx

    • 5 years ago

      cool bunnies

    • Jello11111 5 years ago

      I'm getting a bunny and I don't want it to die so please tell me the propper thIngs to feed it thanks

    • tilly 5 years ago

      jello your bunny will eventulary die after a while u know!:)sadley that is truexxxx

    • Jello11111 5 years ago

      I know but what do I feed it


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      planetuzor 5 years ago

      Very helpful ..wanna turn this blog to be and create an animal page on it. Thanks for this tips

    • nana 5 years ago

      hey my bunny is so cute i can cuddle with him he does not bite he nibbles on me but then he starts to lick me awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

    • wn... 5 years ago

      l heard the spinach is bad for bunny,so i never give him to eat

    • nana 5 years ago

      is spinach really bad for bunnys

    • tilly 5 years ago

      my bunny runs around the garden in the day but at night he sleeps in his housexxis that bad???

    • Amber 5 years ago

      My rabbit is wild (LEGAL!) an Eastern Cottontail. And she's georgous. My cat brought her in when she was barely a week old and we nursed her like we were supposed to, we tried to let her go, but she wouldn't go, so we kept her. She eats all sorts of things, but I'm not sure what to feed her because everything people write is about domestic breeds. Can anyone tell me what to feed her or should I feed her the same as a domestic rabbit?

    • cheryl 5 years ago

      Hi i have just go a babe giving to me not tosure how old or what sex how can i find it out plz. and what age can start eatin veg

    • jackie 5 years ago

      My bunny refuses to eat timothy hay, and even does his buisness in it. what do i do? :(

    • ashleynicole 5 years ago

      someone told me i need to put drops in my bunnies water just got her any advice??

    • Kristina 5 years ago

      I have two bunnies and I've had them for about two months. In the beginning they ate mostly hay. But now they're not really eating as much. They're not even touching their hay and they only eat the colorful pieces in their pellets. I've been giving them the popcorn vegetable stick treats. But they're barely eating that as well. When I went to the pet store, I was told to feed them kale. They absolutely love it but it has been giving them soft stool. Fruits and vegetables in general have given my bunnies soft stool. I'm struggling to find a food that they enjoy and will stick with. I do give my bunnies vitamins in their water. It's actually pretty surprising that they haven't been eating as much because my bunnies recently started mating and I'm expecting a liter in the next few weeks. Every website suggests different foods to feed or not to feed a rabbit and every vet has different suggestions as well. I would suggest mostly hay, pellets and the occasional fruit or vegetable. One of my bunnies just learned how to thump and like clockwork every night between 10pm to 12am she thumps. I've heard that thumping only really happens when something bad is about to happen or if your rabbit is scared. But my bunny does it when shes playing with her brother. I've found that letting them out of the cage to play for an hour before I go to sleep helps. Tonight for the first time I gave them a bath, I've heard mixed things about baths but my bunnies absolutely loved it. It was a whole new adventure for them. So far it seems like they're tired out from their bath so hopefully they'll let me and my entire family sleep tonight!

    • taryn :) 5 years ago

      Do not feed baby bunnies pellets its bad for tere jaws

    • Amanda Armstrong 5 years ago

      I am getting a Dwarf rabbit i have a few questions, How big can a dwarf rabbit get, and can you get the hay from a grocery store or do you have to go to a pet store? and can they live off just hay and vegies? Thanks if anyone can answer all my questions

    • cat 4 years ago

      wow, just popped online to see if there were any new, exciting diet suggestions for my rabbits, lol! They are FGs, had them for about 6 weeks now so are 14 wks old. They live in a chicken coop (just them, no chickens!) so apart from grass, they get hay and pellets every day, and we also offer them...lettuce (aarghh!), capsicum, strawberries, grape leaves, spinach, spring onions, apples, carrots, every herb in the book (they love them all, especially basil and parsley), name it, they've been offered it. They reject what they don't like...carrots, in particular, although they like the tops! They run around every day, are bright eyed and friendly and poos are all good. I think a lot of care and a lot of love + offer them such a choice that they can take what works for them.

    • kallisa 4 years ago

      one time my bunny bite my finger is that ok will it give me rabies

    • crystal1 4 years ago

      my bunny died...

      but now i got 3 more,what r u supposed 2 do if ur bunnies teeth get to long

    • katrina67 4 years ago

      awww that's soooooooo sad

      and im not sure

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      izzle808 4 years ago

      I have read in numerous books that too much lettuce can be fatal for rabbits as it can cause constipation and diarrhea, and can sometimes even result in death. I love your hub though, it is great!

    • Rach 4 years ago

      Our rabbits name is thumper, she is a beautiful rabbit and love her to bits. She recognises us and comes to us when we call her. She romes round free in our bak yard and loves to eat grass, pellets, rose peddles, dried banana, a carrot once in a while. She enjoys jumping rounding thumping her feet an flicking round our grass clippings.

    • zenzen 4 years ago

      Hi.I have a rabbit that is a boy and he is hamless.He wont even hert a fly but i want to teach him a thew trix. It will be so cool if you give me some advice.

    • Shelly 4 years ago

      I have a rabbit and i feed him t.hay pellets and vegges. i gave him a would block to chew on. we play outside every day but he refuses pointblank to do tricks in front of anyone but me. why dose he do that can you help?

    • nadia 4 years ago

      when i clean my bunnys cage i put hay in it and he ends up eating it but my bunny is so cute hes about to be a year old in april

    • wiktoria 4 years ago

      what do you do when a rabbit is shaking or it is stranglad by a rope

    • madison 4 years ago

      i have a bunny and when my dad spills his drink my bunny runs up and sucks it up out of the rug is that normal?

    • tilly 4 years ago

      my bunny is soooooooo funny he loves to thump his feet and me a crazy fellar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!can u feed bunnys tomtatoes??

    • Rach 4 years ago

      My rabbit has ate bread and then this jelly came out its bum, i heard it would be the glucose in the bread but now they are not eating and pooing little tiny pellets

      what should I do ?? please help

    • hannah 4 years ago

      i got my bunny thumper for christmas im 11 years old i love him so much and he loves me the info was so usefull thanks so much

    • jessica 4 years ago

      i am new at this bunny thing so if any one could help i need a list of fruits they can eat

    • Chloe 4 years ago

      I haven't got a rabbit but i would really like one. I have had rabbits before and they have had baby rabbits. I have been looking for a website that has all the information on that i need, adn this one helped me a lot

    • alizabeth 4 years ago

      i have the same problem rath!my bunny also ate bread and a pink jelly came out and it does not happen that often

      please answer!

    • tilly 4 years ago

      i love my bunny he isssssssssssss soooooooo funny love him soooo much,jellybean

    • bunny lover 4 years ago

      Rabbits love bananas but they can only have it as a treat every now and then or they will start to get fat.

    • angerthoney 4 years ago

      I'm planning on getting my first bunny in a couple weeks and want to do what's best from day one. What types of things are best for bunnies to chew on. I was told that the ears of corn that places sell to feed squirrels/birds were good for bunnies?? Also, can you feed them dandelions from the yard as long as it hasn't been treated? Should you peel/wash carrots before feeding them and are the whole carrots better than the baby carrots?? Thanks!!

    • Melissa 4 years ago

      Me and my bf just got a satan bunny and he loves to play/ chew on the carpet. i read that it clots in the stomach... does anyone have ideas about what to get in place of the carpet

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      Jade Monique Taylor 4 years ago from Johannesburg - South Africa

      My bunny has been eating bread for years. Sometimes he chooses bread over carrot when I have them both in front of him. He's been to the vet on numerous occasions and been perfectly fine. Maybe you should take your bunnies to the vet. There might be something wrong with them.

      I don't think it's the bread specifically.

      Good luck!

    • sara 4 years ago


      The carpet chewing might be a sign that your rabbit is bored or is not getting enough exercise. I would suggest stimulating your rabbits brain and body with toys. Like: cardboard boxes, telephone book pages (remove the cover), wood chews, straw balls, empty cardboard tubes (from tp or paper towels). This seemed to help Orion stop chewing carpet so much.

      Hope this helps.

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      Jade Monique Taylor 4 years ago from Johannesburg - South Africa

      @Sara, is it safe for the bunny to be chewing cardboard and stuff like the toilet paper tubes you suggested and paper? My bunny chews on everything and I'm always taking it from him. I worry that swallowing some of it might affect him negatively. Is it actually safe?

    • Leigh Ann Sencion 4 years ago

      im glade that i read this or i could have had a dead bunnies

    • Jennah 4 years ago

      This was great info and I really want a bunny my family had a bunny once and it ran away ): but no surprise because it lived in a box.....

    • Matildatherabbit 4 years ago

      To the people who feed rabbits hamburger and donuts-are you effing kidding me? You are killing that rabbit. Rabbits are vegetarians, the poor rabbit was obviosuly starving and desperate for whatever food it could get. I'm sure it died not long after you knowingly let it eat meat. Rabbits should ONLY eat grass hays (but not much of alfalfa after they are weaned), pellets (not too much-certainly not an entire bowl full-depending on the size about 1/4 cup a day or so)Oxbow preferably, assorted fresh veggies from a rabbit safe list-you can find one at under "health and diet" and occasional fruit treats. High in calcium veggies such as kale should be given in smaller portions and it is an ongoing debate about carrots and even carrot tops.

    • cutie 4 years ago

      I got a bunny it was in my backyard we took it to petco ir was 3 weeks no mother what do i feed it help me hice me recomandation plzzz

    • jennifer63487 4 years ago

      My rabbit really does not eat

      I don't know why?

      It's weird................

    • New Bunny 4 years ago

      I just got a dwarf bunny and I have no idea what to give her(idk if it is acctually a her yet because its hard to tell when they are little). All I know is that she can eat her bunny food. She is small, about the size of my hand, and she eats a lot of her bunny food pellet things. She is also very bony, but has a chubby tummy. Idk if this is normal? Please help! :) Thanks!

    • Brittany 4 years ago

      How do u teach a bunny to go to the bathroom in a certain place?

    • jassy 4 years ago

      im going to get a bunny in 4 more weeks wat does it need to eat

    • destiney from erie 4 years ago

      i brung home 2 rabits and their cage but it wasn't til i got all the way home tht i fount 2 babie rabbits probily about 11 or 12 days old and i don't want them to die but i don't have the number to the man we got the rabbits from so i cant get ahold of him now since they moved and are already gone. what can i feed them?

    • akeasha 4 years ago

      i got a rabbit yesterday and i do not no what to feed it with and how to handle it.


    • Jasmine 4 years ago

      @Brittany check out this link

      @akeasha You should not have gotten a bunny before finding out caring procedures. Check out this link, this should help.

    • Nichola 4 years ago

      Hello i hav had rabbits for over 15 years! I have always used the excel rabbit food in a green bag as the pellets are really good in preventing there teeth growing in to there gums, hay also plays a huge role in a rabbits diet! I have always given my rabbits a small piece of apple with no skin as a treat! Plenty of fresh water everyday!!! My rabbit is almost 10 and is loving life haha :)

    • Lulabelle 4 years ago

      My Bunny is 8 years Old and she's recently stopped eating, we've tried tempting her with alsorts but she wont eat. She hasn't had the runs or anything, but when I was stroking her earlier I felt a hard lump on her tummy, and Im really worried! :(

    • Kenda 4 years ago

      I have a rex bunnie. She is about 5 mnths old and a chow that plays with her. They constantly chasing each other around in circles . If the dog aint chasing her , she wil run and jump in front of the dog to gets the dogs attention. My rabbit normally eats dog food with the dog, ritz crackers , romaine lettuce . She normalies runs the house with the dog . Im trying to leash train her . Is there any tips you can give me to help me ?

    • Swapnil 4 years ago

      I have recently bougt a bunny (white colour) whc is 2 months old...but i dnt knw at what time intervals should i feed him..he eats grass, spinch leaves, beans, carrot only and drinks less water...pls suggest

    • Co-co 4 years ago

      I have just got a new mini lop eared rabbit, called Co-co and it LOVES dandelions.

      What else should I feed it????? :)

    • nathaly 4 years ago

      So I have a 6wks old bunny and has diarrhea. First she was constipated and now diarrhea. I'm giving her pallets, t-hay, water, and romain lettuce every towards data. What do I do??? Please help! Thanks!

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    • COCO` 4 years ago

      I give my rabbit bread and he loves it and he run around and he plays with the chicks and the birds.I LOVE MY RABBIT

    • Bree 4 years ago

      I have two rabbits, and I give them lettuce everyday for dinner since I've had them. They have never been sick and are living long happy lives (both 9 years old) so that isn't true about lettuce.

    • sophie 4 years ago

      I feed my bunny t hay, pellets, cillantro, lettuce, cucumbers, apples, carrots, and tomato

      She likes:






      She doesn't like:

      T hay




      She seem very healthy and happy but I am going to take out the colliflower from her diet

    • Yolanda 4 years ago

      I read on another site that you can feed them kale, is that right?

    • Arianna 4 years ago

      Can bunnies eat berries and nuts

    • grace 4 years ago

      my bunny just had 4 bunny's and they all died cause they where cold. i thought they were 2 girls.

    • Rabbits 4 years ago

      here's a tip they said lettuce is bad for rabbits/bunny and am not sure about nuts

    • teresa vailes 4 years ago

      I was a first time owner and found baby rabbits when they are tiny the best thing is goat milk,then little never feed lettace i killed eight of my twelve the second time owning bunnys and when you lose them it is like they got rabbit fever (NEVER) feed baby rabbits lettace my three that are left is daisy lion head,lumpalot my floopyears,ans dutches my big boy rabbit.i lost daisy,maisy,snowwhite,roudy,flufftough,tinytout,princess,lucky,three leged bunny,and slickter.and for there lose the second time raising i killed 8babys please when they are under 7wks and u find wild one start out with goat milk then work toward other stuff but no lattace to them all the wild one i am takin

      care of live out side but i put extra pellets 4 them and i only raise wild ones for 6wks and show them to run away first b4 leeting them go i want them to be afaid now if i hit on the side of the house they know trouble is coming and hide...

    • Ryan 4 years ago

      I just Got 2 rabbits named ian & anthony

    • Jenny 4 years ago

      I found a stray bunny today. In the hands of my apparently-hungry-but-has-food-in-it's-bowl puppy. (don't worry I scolded her for wanting to eat the poor thing.) I take care of many stray things (cats, puppies, etc.) so I it. But I've never taken care of a bunny. It like the size of my 2 fists (I'm an 11 year old) and I have no idea how to take care of it at this moment it is eating cilantro. What do I do!?!?!?

    • Madi 4 years ago

      I found a wild rabbit and it is injured so i am taking care of it. can they eat celery??

    • Emily 4 years ago

      My rabbit eats abslutly anything he can

    • Jackson 4 years ago

      My rabbit is 7 weeks old and it eats grain and outher stuff

    • cathy 4 years ago

      my bunny is a dwarf lophes 9 weeks old and its good to no what he can eat because i wanna give him the best life ever.

    • jessica 4 years ago

      i found this website really helpful thank you for all your advice to help look after my rabbits i got them given 3 days ago theye are both 3 yrs old and wernt looked after propily so now they are in my hands im going to give them the best loveing home they should have had

    • Maria 3 years ago

      I was thinking about getting a bunny I live in a small town so hays not really around is there anything else I can feed her

    • unknown 3 years ago

      fool this a waste of time

    • jad 2 years ago

      i have a bunny , and he EAT A LOT , is this normal?

    • Chaze7777 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for telling all about care and health for rabbits

      I like it

    • Tilly Blake 10 months ago

      My rabbit loves carrots and greens and his food but he usually chucks it around

    • Millie 6 months ago

      My cousin had a rabbit and it died on Saturday

    • Di 5 months ago


    • Poo 5 months ago

      I just want to get a rabbit

    • Frank 4 months ago

      We lost a dear rabbit 'Boland' three days ago. We are completely bereft, I never thought a rabbit, or any pet would become such a part of your family were he was loved like one of my children. He was clever, cheeky, loving, watched films with us, lived in our kitchen, was with us and around us all the time. He was litter trained but sometimes strayed, but was so smart you could tell him no and he would often then hop into his litter tray - he knew what you were saying.

      Anyway, he was only three and a half, we gave him the best grass and hay, he had a run outside and, when not raining, was out most days in his run and was often free to run around the garden though we had to be out with him as we worried about him being prey to predators, often he would run back into the house - he was such a house rabbit.

      Our undoing and ignorance was feeding him too many nuggets and too many grapes and other fruit - while we of course gave him a constant supply of the best greenest timothy hay etc, rabbits will always go for the treats first. We knew it had to be limited but didn't restrict it enough to the very, very occasional treat. Within the past eight weeks he started to develop wet patches under his jaw. When we first saw the damp fur we assumed it was from his water bowl but after a week checked and saw bald patches under his jaw. This coincided with him no longer eating his nibble seed sticks we gave him a bite of after he urinated in his litter tray. He also didn't want to strip his apple branches which he always used to love.

      We took him to a vet who guessed ringworm or ear mites - we applied cream, which in hindsight did more harm as it was painful for him when applied as is was actually his molars that had grown into the nerve in his lower jaw, this caused more saliva, hence the bald patched. They were also growing upwards, and three were also growing sideways into his gum - he was in a lot of pain and we never knew.

      After three visits we lost faith with our nearest vets, I now know it is vital that you see a vet expert in rabbits. We found a vet not too far from us who was expert in rabbit care and by just topical examination of the bald patches advised us it was over grown teeth all along. Perhaps nine out of ten issues with rabbits are dental. We didn't know and placed our faith in vets that should never have examined our rabbit as they had no knowledge of them and their 'red herring' diagnosis prolonged a rabbit's suffering and perhaps made the difference in being too late to save him.

      The rabbit-specialist vet we finally consulted prescribed a gut stimulant for two days to get his strength back and the operated two days later. The molars were in a far worse state and more developed than he anticipated. When 'unscrewing' the worst molar my rabbit's heart stopped. He was able to revive him, and advised this was the first time he had done this in 19 years - he was a little fighter. He advised that keeping him overnight, while standard procedure for cats or dogs, might frighten him, given the smell of dogs etc, and gave us glucose water to feed him every hour at home. Unfortunately he had a seizure of some kind and died in my arms that night.

      We are heart broken and realise that by not restricting his diet to almost exclusively grass and hay meant that he did not have enough attrition in his diet to grind down those molars.

      Please bear this in mind for your rabbit's diet, and don't hesitate to take them to a rabbit-specialist vet if you see the slightest change – the expert vet explained that rabbits tend to hide pain and problems as in the wild they need to hide any vulnerability.

    • Audrey 5 weeks ago

      I have just bought some kalettes (cross between kale and sprout) anyone know if these are OK for buns as cant find them in any list.

    • Kimbasmom 4 weeks ago

      My bunny refuses to eat Timothy Hey; I've tried different brands and tried the blocks; loose stuff messy. I bought some food with Timothy Hey in the ingredients and he actually eats around it! He does like spinach and I feed it almost daily for about a week; 1 handful, then I'll give him missed salad, a little carrots (too much carrot give him diarrhea.) Does anyone know a substitute for Timothy hay that I can give him?

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